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PROCLAMATIONS. N o. 1. · BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: A PROCLAMATION. \Vhereas, satisfactory proof has been given to me by the Govern- AP'" ”» 18* ment of the Netherlands, that no light-house and light dues, tonnage · dues, or beacon and buoy dues are imposed in the ports of the Kingdom of The Netherlands; that no other equivalent tax of any kind The N€¤¤¢¤¤¤d¤· is imposed upon vessels in said ports, under whatever ilag they may sail; that vessels belonging to the United" States of America, and thegr cargoes, aie piot required, in The Netherlands, to pay any fee or ue oany in , or nature, or an import due·hi her or dther than is payable by vessels of The N ethrerlahds or theiriargoes; that ‘ no export duties are imlléosed in The Netherlands; and that in the free ports of the Dutch ast Indias, to wit: Riouw (in the island of Riouw), Pabean, Sangrit, Loloan, and Tamboekoes (in the Island of Bali), Koepang (in the Island of Timor), Makassar, Menado, Kema, and Gorontalo (in the lsland of Celebes), Amboina, Saparoa, Banda, Ternate, and Kajeli (in the Moluccas), Oleh-leh and Bengkalis (in the Island of Sumatra), vessels are subgected to no fiscal tax, and no import or export duties are there levie ; lg ow therefore, I, Grover Cleveland, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Section 11 of V¤1.24,p. S2. the Act of Congress, entitled "An act to abolish certain fees for otiicial services to American vessels, and to amend the laws relating to shipping commissioners, seamen, and owners of vessels,_aud for other purposes," approved June nineteenth. one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, do hereby declare and proclaim that from and after the date of this my Proclamation shall e suspended the collection of Suspension of mn. the whole of the duty of six cents per ton, not to exceed thirty cents $52 per ton per annum, (jvhich is imiposed by said section of said act) g·]je*Ig;St¤<£:]·£~: ¤f· i¤ upon vessels entered in the ports o the United States from any of the ports of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Europe, or from any of · the above-named free poxés Hflthe D1{te1h(iE?st Indlgesib Et f h PI`0/l?l·d€(Z, That there S 3 8 GXC 11 9 1‘0m G ene s 0 the 1j•·<>viw· _ · - suspension hereby declared and proclaimed the vessels of any foreign l°ss°“ "°‘“d“· country in whose fports the fees or dues of any kind or nature imposed on vessels o the United States, or the import or export duties on their cargoes, are in excess of the fees, dues or duties imposed on the vessels of such foreign country, or their cargoes, or of the fees, dues, or duties imposed on the vessels of the country in which are the ports mentioned in this proclamation, Qor the cargoes of such vessels. And the suspension hereby declared and proclaimed shall continue Continuance nr sneso long as the reciprocal exemption of vessels belonging to citizens P°“”°’* (1481)